iPhone 365 – a video of my year in photos

Starting back in 2009, I’ve participated in a photo-a-day project called iPhone 365. At the end of every year, I’ve created a video/slideshow to showcase all of my photos. This year, I managed to capture 365 photos (my 3rd consecutive year).

This year, I mixed in bits of video amongst the photos – I think it adds a nice feel to the piece, and it’s something I hope to do more in 2014.

Production Notes

All photos & video were shot with an iPhone 5

  • Apps – Shooting: Camera (default), SlowShutter (long exposures), SnappyCam (for action)
  • Apps – Editing: VSCOcam, Camera+, Image Blender
  • 365 Video: Downloaded photos from my 2013 365 Flickr set using Photo Grabbr then compiled and edited everything with Adobe Premiere. In years past, I compiled the video using Apple iMovie; taking a bit of time to learn how to use Premiere was a huge step forward – it provides a lot more control over the timing of each photo and I’m much happier with the quality of the finished piece.

iPhone365 in 2 easy steps*

iPhone 365

The iPhone365 group formed on January 1st, but it’s never too late to start participating.

The rules are simple:
1. Possess an iPhone
2. Take a picture a day, every day, for a year

Neither of these steps are necessarily easy, but if you’ve accomplished step one, there’s no excuse for not at least attempting step two.

And, if there isn’t an iPhone in your future, you can still participate in a 365 project—there are gobs of groups to choose from over at Flickr.

*note that step two could actually be considered 365 steps, but I like to keep it real simple.